Village of Whiting residents will pay higher water rates by the end of the year if the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin recommends the village move forward with a proposal to increase water revenues.
Paul Stroik, village president, said the commission determined the village needs to increase water revenues it collects from residents in order to keep up with the repairs and maintenance the water system needs. “The PSC determined what we should be charging,” said Stroik. “If we don’t do that, we fall behind.”
In order not to fall behind, the PSC said Whiting needs an overall increase in annual revenues for the treated water system of $116,921, which is a 44-percent increase over present revenues, and a 21-percent increase of $55,056 in annual revenues for the raw water system.